Project successfully launched

After a delay in the launch, in July 2022, the project was successfully launched.

In September 2022 the Project “Northern Dimension Partnership goes Real Time Economy” has been
launched, which gathered partners from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Consortium led
by INFOBALT, Association of DigiTech companies, is selected to implement a project to identify and
propose solutions to the legal and ICT infrastructure challenges surrounding the implementation and
use of the standardised digital version of the international consignment notes (the e-CMR protocol) as
well as Electronic freight transport information (eFTI).
The Project aims to identify and propose solutions for the legal and ICT infrastructure challenges,
including transboundary compatibility, of the participating NDPTL partners in enabling and
mainstreaming digital exchange of the standardised consignment note document as agreed in the e-
CMR protocol of the 1956 UNECE Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by
Road (CMR Convention). Via outreach and dissemination activities, the Project will also highlight the
advantages of eCMR in general as well as bring attention to the NDPTL work on eCMR. Moreover, the
Project will facilitate linkages between Nordic-Baltic, pan-Baltic and national digital initiatives by
providing concrete eCMR as well as eFTI solutions further in the region and pave the way for
collaboration between industry and governmental agencies. The Project will ensure the compatibility
between the digital tools implementing eFTI and eCMR and contribute to the EU’s collaboration with
partner countries by facilitating knowledge sharing and trust-building with non-EU countries, including
Norway and as decided during project implementation. Russia and Belarus will not participate in this
One of the main aims of the project is to perform a study on eCMR readiness, implementation roadmap
and declaration, furthermore, regularly participating in outreach activities and dissemination activities.
In addition to that, analysis of technical possibilities for use of the European Blockchain Services
Infrastructure (EBSI) with eCMR. Further development of the existing eCMR prototype within projects
Diginno, DinnoCap and DinnoProto will be proceeded. New functionalities will be added and updated as
well as more user-friendly GUI, EBSI and SSI integration will be developed. The updated prototype will
be piloted within NDPTL countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia).
Dissemination of the information about the benefits of using eCMR for businesses and governments, a
Hackathon with NDPTL branding for young teams and startups to create B2B solutions using the eCMR
pilot version will be organised. Dissemination of the project results and NDPTL work on eCMR at large
including-writing articles, press releases and other media content. A dedicated panel on branded project
“NDPTL goes real time economy” will take place at the International Innovation Transport Forum on the
20 th October 2022. This international live and online event will discuss and present solutions for the legal
and ICT infrastructure challenges, including transboundary compatibility, enabling, and mainstreaming
eCMR document exchange within, and beyond the NDPTL region.
The project involves nine Project Partners, which are Transport Innovation Association, DigiLogistika
Keskus, LIKTA, KiGEIT, Aalbor, Latvian Ministry, Estonian Ministry, to implement the Project. The Project
is financed by NDPTL Secretariat and NIB (Northern Investment Bank). The Project will conclude
activities by the 1 st July 2023.

Read more on the original annoucement on the NDPTL page: HERE

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